Volleyball rebounds with win at Maranatha Baptist

Volleyball rebounds with win at Maranatha Baptist
October 4, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine used the attacking of sophomore Kayla Leyden and the defense of senior Amanda Distasio to lead a 3-1 (17-25, 25-18, 29-27, 25-21) win at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wis. The win improved the Eagles to 10-11 overall and 4-2 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Leyden smashed down a match-high 24 kills. She made just three errors in her 52 attempts for an impressive .404 attack percentage for the match. Leyden also served up three of her team's nine aces, while also contributing heavily on defense with 12 digs and seven blocks in the match. Meanwhile, Distasio had a match-leading total of 20 defensive digs. Kate McGuire, a junior, added nine kills and two blocks. Freshman setter Taylor Hoppe had 23 assists, while junior setter Jessica Judge gave off 18 set assists of her own.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.